Months After Father's Suicide, Maharashtra Farmer Allegedly Hangs Self

The farmer's alleged suicide comes over five months after his 85-year-old father killed himself by setting a crop heap on fire and jumping into it, an official said.

Months After Father's Suicide, Maharashtra Farmer Allegedly Hangs Self

An official said the farmer had several loans to clear. (Representational)

Nagpur:

A 53-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging on Saturday night in Katol in Maharashtra's Nagpur district, police said.

Pramod Jane's alleged suicide comes over five months after his 85-year-old father Gopal killed himself by setting a crop heap on fire and jumping into it, an official said on Monday. 

Pramod Jane was a resident of Madna village in Jalalkheda taluka in the district, he added.

"The family has told us that Pramod Jane had taken an educational loan for one of his three daughters, had bank liabilities on his 5-acre farm, and had taken money for the marriage of another daughter," the Jalalkheda police station official said.

On March 1 this year, Gopal Jane had set his chickpea crop heap on fire near his home and jumped into the blaze, dying of burn injuries.

Police at the time had said the man was depressed due to recurring health issues.

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